Election Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, which was issued the evening of May 1, 2020, all village elections scheduled to take place in March, April, May, and June of 2020 have been postponed and rescheduled to September 15, 2020. The Order states that for any village election in which the ballot was fully determined when the election was postponed, the election will proceed with the same ballot. Additionally, if the ballots were already printed the ballots may be used at the September 15, 2020 election, despite displaying the original date of the election. In village elections for which ballot access was incomplete when petitioning was suspended, the Executive Order states that the petitioning process will continue to be on hold until the NY on Pause Order ceases, subject to a process determined by a future Executive Order. Lastly, while current elected village officials will remain in office until the rescheduled election is held on September 15, 2020, the newly elected officials will assume office when the results of the election are certified pursuant to Election Law § 15-126.

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Clock News

As of Noon on June 5th 2020 the Village Hall Tower Clock has begun tolling the hours once again. The Historic E. Howard & Co of Boston Tower Clock was installed in the Village Hall in 1910 as a memorial to Mr. Edward Johnson. After many years of silence, a group of Stamford citizens raised the funds necessary to restore and electrify the clock, this was back in 1982. Robert Dee, a tower clock expert that happens to live in Delhi, examined the clock last fall and determined that the striking mechanism could be repaired with the replacement of a worn part.  Mr. Dee machined and installed his new part and adjusted the clock so it is now striking out the hours on a one-ton bronze bell located directly above the clock in the louvered section of the tower.

This is a fitting time to revive our village timepiece as the fire department has discontinued the noon whistle due to the cost of electricity. Mr. Dee is able to keep track of the clock’s accuracy remotely.

Village Mayor

Flag Day Postponed

The Village of Stamford
The Stamford Volunteer Fire department 04 June 2020

In a joint decision the Village of Stamford and The Stamford Volunteer Fire department have postponed the 2020 Flag Day Parade scheduled for Sunday evening June 14th to a future date to be announced.

It was briefly determined that the parade would be manageable with care being taken to follow the Governors guidelines laid out in executive order 202.33. After conversations with the Delaware County Board of Health and other state agencies it became apparent that having the Parade on June 14th would be impossible.

Village government finds itself on the front line in interpreting and employing guidance from Albany. While adding another disappointment for those anticipating a cherished summer event, it was decided that erring on the side of caution was the most prudent route to take. The fire department plans to reschedule the parade for some time later in the summer provided directives available at that time can be followed.

Both The Village of Stamford and The Stamford Volunteer Fire Department would like to commend our citizens for their patience and understanding. So many sacrifices have been required of our residents and it is due to their cooperation that we have had so few cases of Covid-19 in our communities.

Robert J. Schneider & A.J. Vamosy
Mayor, Village of Stamford Chief, Stamford Volunteer Fire Department

Executive Order 202.36 – Extending the Interest-Free Period on Property Tax Payments June 2, 2020

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.36 which, among other things, extends the interest-free period for the payment of property taxes for 21 days for 37 more local governments whose chief executive officer made such a request to the Governor. In addition to the cities of Peekskill and Saratoga Springs, included on that list are the following villages:
Angola, Kensington,
Babylon, Laurel Hollow,
Bellport, Monroe,
Brockport, Munsey Park,
Brookville, Ocean Beach,
Buchanan, Patchogue,
Clayton, Red Hook,
Depew, Rhinebeck,
EastHills, Scarsdale,
Endicott, South Floral Park,
Farmingdale, Stamford,
Fayetteville, Stewart Manor,
Greenport, Sylvan Beach,
Groton, Watkins Glen,
Hempstead, Wellsville
Hudson Falls,
Island Park,

This will extend your tax deadline through July 23rd without penalty.

Guidance for Businesses Eligible to Reopen as part of Phase One

    The State has provided additional guidance for businesses eligible to reopen as part of Phase One.  That information is located at: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

·         Businesses will be required to submit an affirmation that they have read the master guidance documents relative to their industry classification.  The link to this is contained at the end of the master guidance document.

·         Businesses are also required to complete a Safety Plan.  A template for the plan is provided.  Businesses need to keep a copy of their plan on file – they do not need to submit it.

·         Both of these need to be completed prior to opening.

·         The documents are also available on our website: https://dcecodev.com/

·         Essential businesses that have remained in operation will be required to also complete an affirmation.  That portal will be coming soon.

NOTICE: No Pool & No “Camp Here” This Summer

The Trustees and Mayor have made the difficult decision not to open the Village pool this season. Due to Covid-19 and additional guidance from the Governor’s office it will be impossible to have the Village pool open while maintaining social distancing requirements. This also means that there will be no “Camp Here” available this summer.
Robert J. Schneider